Daredevil bandits attack federal airport quarters, abduct staff and their families in Kaduna

Daredevil bandits attack federal airport quarters, abduct staff and their families in Kaduna

- As Nigeria continues to struggle with insecurity, gun-wielding bandits have struck again

- This time, the gunmen stormed the FAAN quarters in Kaduna from where they abducted some members of staff and their families

- According to the report, military personnel engaged the bandits but they managed to get away

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Unknown gunmen have reportedly attacked the staff quarters of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Kaduna Airport.

Vanguard reports that the criminals who struck in the wee hours of Saturday, March 6, whisked away some staff members and their families.

According to locals near the airport, the gunmen were wielding dangerous weapons

A local described the situation as bad and called for prayers from all Nigerians for their safety. There was no reaction from the authorities at the time of filing this report.

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TVC News reports that about nine persons, including a family of six, a housewife and her two children, were abducted by the gunmen.

The bandits were reported to have gained access to the quarters through the airport runway at about 12.30 am.

Daredevil bandits attack federal airport quarters, abduct families in Kaduna
Staff quarters of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria at the Kaduna Airport was attacked by gunmen. Photo credit: STRINGER/AFP
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Sources claimed the attack lasted for hours as military personnel engaged the bandits.

Sadly, the attackers still had their way and went away on motorcycles with their abductees.

A man with the Twitter handle @moosaisahh claimed his sister was one of those abducted from the staff quarters. He asked Nigerians to pray for their safe return.

See his tweet below:

Nigerian Tribune reports that FAAN spokesperson, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu confirmed the attack. She, however, the airport was not affected by the attack.

According to her, a staff of FAAN, NiMET and NAMA with their entire families were taken away by the armed men.

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There has been a growing security concern across the country. as kidnapping is fast becoming the order of the day.

Legit.ng had reported that the home town of Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, the minister of police affairs, in the Bodinga local government area of Sokoto, was severely attacked by some gunmen on Thursday, March 4.

The criminals reportedly abducted the daughter-in-law and wife of the chief Imam from the raided community.

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